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Karen Baltz Gibbs

Physical Therapist | Personal Trainer 




Work Experience

Garage Training & Rehab Gym

Physical Therapist, Personal Trainer, Owner

Garage Gym one on one training and rehabilitation. 

Southwest Physical Therapy/Southwest Family Physicians                                     

Physical Therapist                                                                                                                                  

Member of Rehabilitation team consisting of Physical Therapy, Acupuncture and Massage Services.

Providence Health & Services                                                                        
Providence Medical Team Lead                                                                     

Medical Team Lead for International/IAAF and USA Track and Field events, Lead of Medical services: MD, PT, DC, LMT, ATC, Set up schedules for all disciplines for event coverage, Assisted write up of policy and procedure manual and Athlete manuals, and served as PT and LMT during event.

Providence Health & Services Rehabilitation Services                                         

Lead Physical Therapist                                                                                                 

Member of Regional Sports Therapy Team, Sub-committee Lead, Member of Regional Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Team, Heart Strong Outpatient Therapy, Shared Governance Leadership Committee Advanced Clinician Designation 2014, and Co-Lead quarterly Journal review meeting with Orthopedic MD/PTs/University Professors.

Woodburn Therapy Group                                                                           

Physical Therapist                                                                                            

Provided Outpatient Physical and Aquatic Therapy for diverse patient population.


Self-Employment-Licensed Massage Therapy                                              

Licensed Massage Therapist                                                                          

Perform Out-call massage therapy for massage clientele.  Transportation to client’s residence, table set up and hourly massages.  Provided licensed massage therapy for employee appreciation events

Oregon State Board of Massage                                                      

Practical Examiner                                                                             

Served as an evaluator, examiner, and client/patient for applicants with practical examinations for Licensing Massage Therapists. 


Corbett Complimentary Care                                                            

Licensed Massage Therapist                                                             

Licensed Massage Therapy. Specializing in Swedish and Sport Massage. Developed strong client base, demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all patients including bilingual patients & utilize interpreter services. Assisted business owner with marketing events for employees at local schools and gyms.


Providence Hospital /Tanasbourne Clinic                                        

Licensed Massage Therapist                                                             

On-site Licensed Massage Therapist for Providence in a Physical Therapy Outpatient setting.

Gold's Gym/Bally Total Fitness

Certified Personal Trainer with Gold's Gym, bought out by Bally Total Fitness

Personal Training and Leader of the gym Running/Walking  Club, Assisted Nike Portland Running Club

Volunteer Experience



  • Providence Heart to Start Co-Leader 2015-2017

  • IAAF Junior World Track and Field Championships 2014

  • Fit In Newberg, Run/Walk Club 2012

  • Community Sports Physicals, PNMC, Therapist & Support Staff Lead 2008-2015

  • Health & Fitness Days for Youth, Providence Park 2014-2015

  • Eugene Track and Field Prefontaine 2008, 2010 and Track and Field Olympic Trials 2008

  • USA Track & Field championships 2009

  • Massage events: Summit to Surf, National Triathlon Hagg Lake 2008  

  • Community ACL Prevention Newberg, Dayton, Saint Paul and Sherwood Schools 2008-2009

  • Stretcher Crew for Portland Timbers, Portland Thorns Soccer

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